Dollhouse Decorating

Miniature Decorating Ideas |Articles on decorating dollhouses and the history of this artform


I have had a life-long love affair with dollhouse miniatures, and careers in art education and interior design. I hope to combine these life experiences to help other miniature enthusiasts get more out of this wonderful hobby we enjoy, a hobby that often reaches the level of an art form. Susan Downing

Posted on 01 March, 2016


Anne Gerdes Edwardian Master’s Bedroom found on Annie’s Minis

Accessorizing Halls, Bedrooms, Nurseries and Bathrooms

NOTE:  As was true in Part 1 (Kitchen, Lounge & Dining Room), the following article by Julia Morrison is an excellent guide for the basic items you will need to accessorize the 4 rooms in the title. Of course, you have decisions to make before buying the listed items. In what era does your project take place? (again, I chose Edwardian images). Aristocracy or We-The-People? Even before that, dollhouse or room box? Are you recreating a memory, copying a room from a painting or photograph? What’s your budget? Here’s Julie Morrison’s article.

How to Make Your House Look Real – Part 2

By Julia Morrison

In part 2 of ‘How should I decorate a Dollhouse’ we are looking at which dollhouse accessories to use to decorate your hall, your bedrooms, your nursery and the bathroom?

Just look around in your own house. What can you see in your hall, in your bedrooms and bathroom? Imagine how bare your home would look if there were only pieces of furniture. Following are some tips on how and which accessories you can use to make these areas of your house look absolutely real.

Dollhouse Accessories for the Bedrooms

It’s important that you have nice quilts and cushions or pillows on your bed. In the master bedroom, you could have a pitcher and bowl on your chest of drawers and a little potty next to your bed. You can place table lamps [or candles] on the nightstands and place a small book on the nightstand too.
As in the hall, remember to have rugs on the floor and some pictures on the wall.


Edwardian style entrance way in a modern home. Not all foyers of the period were palatial. Found on HouseToHome.

Dollhouse Accessories for the Hall

Many people decorate the hall with a small table or a chest. Place a small doily and flowers on top them. Put a clothes tree and umbrella stand in the hall and a mirror above the table. A larger pot with flowers can be placed on the floor of the hall. A rug on the floor and pictures on the wall are also important parts of your dollhouse accessories for the hall.

Dollhouse Accessories for the Nursery and Children’s bedroom


Baby Nursery, found on Belle’s Toy Emporium

Like in the master bedroom make sure you have nice quilts and pillows on top of the beds or in the cradle or cot. You may want to leave one of the drawers open and let some toys be visible. Place other toys on top of your chests and also on the floor. Other dollhouse accessories you can have in your nursery are a baby sleeping in its cot and small children sitting or standing on the floor. Small bottles and pots of cream can be on top your chest of drawers. Just imagine how your room looked when you were a child. There are many dollhouse accessories to choose from when it comes to decorating children’s bedrooms and nurseries.


Found on RubyLane, an Edwardian dollhouse bathroom furniture set.

Dollhouse Accessories for the Bathroom

Besides your bath, basin and toilet you need a shelf on the wall, a toilet paper holder with some toilet paper on the wall, a bathroom cupboard, a towel rack, a mirror on the wall and possibly a small white table where you can place more miniature items such as bottles of perfume, towels, mortar & pestle or a brush and comb.

Julia Morrison – Article Source: EzineArticles


Susan Downing, with Patrick Owens


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